Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To buy and download Earth Defense Force by DotEmu, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Earth Defense Force

By DotEmu

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


The SNES Shoot’em’up is back!

”An addictive side-scrolling shooter and a pitch-perfect port of an SNES classic, which works tremendously well on iOS devices.” - GamePro 4.5/5

"Earth Defense Force’s iOS remake is even better than the classic game it’s based on." - 4.5/5

The E.D.F (Earth Defense Force) is recruiting some skilled pilots. Are you one of them? Travel back to the 90’s with Earth Defense Force, one great horizontal shooter arcade game! Transform your iPhone in a coin-op machine and play this classic with a gameplay totally adapted to this platform.

The alien Azyma Empire, threatens to destroy the Earth with the Orbital Buster, a large computerized space satellite. The Earth's only hope lies in the recently developed XA-1 spaceships held under the organization known as E.D.F: Earth Defense Force. You are the pilot in command!

/!\ ##IMPORTANT## /!\ iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPod Touch 3rd Generation and up, and iPad Devices only.


- Original game: Fight through 6 stages to infiltrate the Alien armada and save the Earth! Its fate is in your hands!

- Soundtrack: Ready to go back in some great arcade music of the 90’s? Or play with your own music if you prefer!

- Freeplay: Play this mode to train yourself.

- Arcade: Skill is required for this mode! Play the real game with only 2 credits. Each time you unlock a stage, you can start again your adventure from this point.

- Gameplay: Choose your comfortable way between 2 different modes! Play with a touch mode completely adapted on the iDevices for this kind of game, or play in the original resolution with a v-pad.

- Game Center: Lots of different achievements to unlock! Complete the game several times in order to unlock different weapons! Check the leaderboard and compete with your friends to make the best score!


Check out the 2 other games from the Jaleco Arcade Series :
- 64th Street : Beat them all
- Avenging Spirit : Platform

Thank you everyone for supporting E.D.F! Do not forget to rate us 5 stars and we'll keep on going with new content! Feel free to tell the world about this game!

Follow us on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:

Visit us on:

What's New in Version 1.2

Sound effects fixed for iOS 5

iPhone Screenshots

iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 3
iPhone Screenshot 4
iPhone Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews


this is the best kickass conversion of this game I have ever seen right next to mame I used to play this on the ultra case machine at my local arcade ALOT when they had it and now I can play it anytime anywhere thanks to DotEmu you guys keep up the great work only complaint is when you continue on arcade

Needs to be in full screen

Don't get me wrong, if you are a fan of shmups, you should pick it now. But it is disappointing to see such a game no going full screen or natively on the iPad. Please, bring us a full screen experience and it will be 5-star.

And for the record, this is the arcade version, not the Super NES version as advised.


Played the snes version many time but this is the arcade port, it's still really good!

Earth Defense Force
View In iTunes
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2011
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 12.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: DotEmu
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions:

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.